Frisian is the language most closely related to English and Scots, but after at least five hundred years of being subject to the influence of Dutch, modern Frisian in some aspects bears a greater similarity to Dutch than to English; one must also take into account the centuries-long drift of English away from Frisian.
The Frisian languages are a group of languages spoken by about 500,000 Frisian people on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. West Frisian, [clarification needed] by far the most spoken of the three main branches, constitutes an official language in the Dutch province of Friesland.
- Originally England, Scottish Lowlands and the North Sea coast from Friesland to Jutland; today worldwide
- Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicNorth Sea GermanicAnglo-Frisian
The Frisian language group is divided into three mutually unintelligible languages: West Frisian, spoken in the Dutch province of Friesland Saterland Frisian, spoken in the German municipality of Saterland just south of East Frisia North Frisian, spoken in the German region of North Frisia (within ...
- 4,590 residents of Canada reported having Frisian ancestry in the 2016 Canadian Census.
North Frisian is a minority language of Germany, spoken by about 10,000 people in North Frisia.  The language is part of the larger group of the West Germanic Frisian languages. The language comprises 10 dialects which are themselves divided into an insular and a mainland group.
- (10,000 cited 1976)
- Indo-European, GermanicWest GermanicNorth Sea GermanicAnglo-FrisianFrisianNorth Frisian
Pages in category "Frisian languages". The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes . Frisian languages.